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Reference: 92084

Date Added: 21 March 2024
Closing Date: 7 April 2024

Job Title: Public Affairs Officer

Working For: National Housing Federation

Location: London

Salary: £35,850 (London) / £31,994 (National) per annum

Length of Contract: until January 2025

Job Details

Due to an internal promotion, an exciting opportunity has arisen at the National Housing Federation (NHF) for a Public Affairs Officer. 

With a general election on the horizon, housing has become a high priority across the political spectrum. We work at the forefront of the political debate. Our work affects the lives of millions of people and diverse communities across the country.

Our dynamic Public Affairs team has built close working relationships at the most senior level of politics. We have established ourselves as a leading organisation on housing issues for both the Government and Opposition. We have proven our ability to influence policy decisions, shape legislation and develop trusted relationships with key decision makers.

Our Public Affairs Officers independently lead on their own policy areas, creating influencing strategies designed to achieve impactful results for our members. In an election year, we need you to play a crucial role to ensure social housing maintains its political salience, and that housing associations are positioned as an integral part of the solution to the housing emergency.

Key elements of the role:
• Developing and leading public affairs strategies to influence the main political parties on topics that matter to our members;
• Building effective relationships with parliamentarians, ministers and shadow ministers, researchers and political advisers;
• Collaborating with colleagues through project groups and providing expert public affairs advice on a range of policy issues;
• Monitoring Parliament and key political development to ensure NHF staff and our members are informed on key issues;
• Drafting high-quality briefings, letters and other documents for national politicians;
• Making the case for the NHF’s influencing asks in face-to-face meetings with key political stakeholders and presenting to internal and member groups.

The successful candidate:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
• A proven ability to develop and implement effective influencing strategies;
• Experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders;
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
• A good understanding of the political environment and climate in the UK.

Closing Date: 7 April 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date: w/c 15 April 2024

Application Details

For more information about the role, please visit our website and please apply using the following link: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/nhf/Job/JobDetail?JobId=347

Website: https://www.housing.org.uk/

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